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Come Prepared!

Use the checklist below so that you come prepared for creek conditions. Please be prepared to get a little muddy. 


  • Your own drinking water
  • A bucket or re-usable shopping bag to collect light trash (per person)
  • Comfortable, washable clothes
  • Long pants and long sleeves
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Gloves (work or gardening type)
  • Shoes that can get wet and muddy
  • Waterproof boots (optional)
  • Grabbing tool or rake (optional)



ALL CHILDREN MUST BE WITH A RESPONSIBLE ADULT as the debris, water, or slippery stream banks may be hazardous.

If you bring a child or group of children, your most important job is to supervise and keep them safe. Collecting trash is secondary for adults in charge of children.

Thank you for making it possible for them to have this experience!



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You have our word that your contact information will not be shared with any outside companies or vendors.


Your email will be entered into our list so that you will receive future Creek Week announcements.
Natomas, North Sacramento,
and North Highlands


2018 Registration Closes April 13th

Volunteer Instructions

Natomas clean-up sites are mostly naturalized vegetated drainage canals instead of natural creeks. You are not likely to encounter poison oak. They are ideal for young children and those with limited mobility.

Please review the checklist to the left to come prepared.

Public clean-up sites in Natomas, North Sacramento and North Highlands are listed below. Review the site descriptions and check the map links to select your site.

Then click the Registration Link  button to register.

We ask that all volunteers please complete and bring our volunteer waiver to give to their site leaders.  And if you are registering for a group or organization please download our Adult Group Waiver to fill out and hand to your site leader. For some sites, they must also download and complete a Sacramento City waiver.

Your information will be sent to our administrative volunteers who may contact you to confirm your clean-up site location, provide you with additional instructions, or answer any questions you may have. You may be reassigned to a different location as space allows.

Please report at 9:00am sharp on Saturday, April 14th to your confirmed site. Your team leader will provide you with instructions, garbage bags and help get you started.


Clean-up Site Locations:


Two Rivers Trail near the North 5th Street Entrance Registration Link

This is a good area for middle school youth to join in a clean-up along the American River.  All minors must be with a parent or youth group leader.   Please print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.

Check in at the welcome table where refreshments will be available.


McClellan Business Park Creeks Registration Link

Please print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.

DIRECTIONS: Download Directions pdf.   SEE Google MAP   Download the map for freeway access and directions to Ground Water Treament Plant meet and parking. Google Map shows a red pin at the turn in point off of Patrol Rd to get to the URS/AEECOM Office Trailer at our Groundwater Treatment Plant.

Participants should park just outside the treatment plant in the parking lot and walk into the office trailer for information and instructions. We ask people to gather at 8:30 at the trailer and then we will form teams and disperse to the various site locations by 9:00 am.  (30 volunteer capacity)
If you have further questions, please email Steve.


Raley Bridge North of Santa Ana - Magpie Creek Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.(30 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Park at the Kelly Moore Paint parking lot in the back.


Camp Pollock near American River Registration Link

Help Sacramento Valley Conservancy improve Camp Pollock.  Directions, waiver form and more information are at the 'join' link.  Please call Tim at 916-792-4368 if you have any questions about this site.


West El Camino & Natomas Main Drain Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.  Cleanup is needed along west side of canal. (30 volunteer capacity)
DIRECTIONS: SEE MAP   Limited parking on north side of West El Camino on the west side of the canal. Additional parking along Grasslands Dr. north of W. El Camino with short walk across canal to site.  Check in will be at the Orchard Park at Unity Point Ave


Natomas Crossing Registration Link

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.

Natomas Crossing has ample parking in any of the gravel/paved areas and around the gate on Truxel.   There is additional parking on the north side of Truxel.   A good site for families, it has a wide gravel road and additional bike path.   At this location there are multiple options for cleaning both sides of the canal, and working north and south.   Your site leader will give you instructions and get you started. (40 volunteer capacity).

DIRECTIONS: Pass the Home Depot Shopping Center on the left and park adjacent to California Family Fitness.  See MAP.


Azevedo Dr. at Bannon Creek Parkway Registration Link Site Full

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
Located along a bike trail and creek, this site is safe for young people with no traffic. Volunteers will enjoy the trees, plants and wildlife along the bike trail and open space areas. No poison oak in developed areas, but be cautious along creek banks. (60 volunteer capacity).  DIRECTIONS: Meet at the covered picnic area.


San Juan Detention Basin Registration Link Site Full

Print, complete and bring Sacramento City WAIVER.
A family friendly site with open space and a bike path adjacent to the cleaning area but it has water channels so children need to stay out of the water. If the dirt lot at the site is full please park at Shrike Circle and walk across San Juan at the cross walk (30 Volunteer Capacity).
DIRECTIONS: At San Juan just east of El Centro.  SEE MAP.


If you would like to find out about other clean-up sites in Natomas, North Sacramento and North Highlands, please contact Melinda at 916/212-6589 or melindabradbury@sbcglobal.net.